CafePress Users Are Latest To Have Information Breached

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t see another major data breach making the headlines. The latest company to fall victim to hackers is CafePress. They are well-known on the internet for offering a platform where users can create their own customized coffee mugs, tee shirts and the like. The company didn’t make a formal announcement about the breach, …

Apple Will Stop Listening To Siri Recordings For Now

Not long ago, both Google and Apple found themselves in hot water when it came to light that both companies had been making use of third-party partners to review Siri recordings. As the companies explained at the time, their goal was to make their voice recognition software more efficient and more effective. After they found themselves at the center of …

Update Your iPhone To Avoid Latest iMessage Security Vulnerability

If you own an iPhone, be aware that a new iMessage vulnerability has been recently found and patched by Apple. This was part of the iOS 12.4 update. The flaw allowed hackers to access and read the contents of files stored on iOS devices remotely. They could access files the same way as the device owner with no sandbox, and …

Security Issue Found In Multiple Devices Is Called ‘Urgent 11’

Let’s take a little time to talk about the vast numbers of smart devices in use around the world. You probably have several in your home or office. Smart devices need operating systems, just like your phone and your PC. Of course, mobile device operating systems must be much smaller and more compact. After all, they don’t really need to do …

Playing Videos Could Allow Hackers Into Your Phone

Do you have an Android device?  Are you running Android Nougat, Oreo, or Pie (versions 7x, 8x, or 9x)?  Do you play games on your phone? If you answered yes to those questions, you may have a problem. It is a bigger problem given that there are more than a billion devices currently in service running one of those operating …

Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Do you use LibreOffice? It’s an open source clone that’s functionally similar to Microsoft Office that has grown quite popular over the years. It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux systems. While open-source software solutions generally have the reputation of being safer and more secure, they’re not immune to vulnerabilities. Recently, a pair of serious un-patched code execution vulnerability …

Equifax Breach Victims Could Be Entitled To Settlement Claims

Equifax is one of the three credit reporting firms in the US that suffered a massive data breach in 2017 that exposed the personal and financial state of literally half the country (more than 150 million people). As a result, Equifax was ordered to pay a hefty $700 million fine to settle a series of Federal and State investigations. While …

Update iPhone to Avoid Possible iMessage Bug

People like and tend to gravitate to Apple products because the company has gone to great lengths to make their products are highly secure. Sure, you pay more for them, but most people justify the added expense because a) they look better and are better designed than competing products and b) they’ve got a reputation for being more secure. Unfortunately, …

New Ransomware Targets Network Attached Storage Devices

Yet another new ransomware family has been found in the wild, discovered independently by researchers at two separate security firms, Anomail and Intezer.  The new strain has been dubbed “QNPCrypt” by Intezer and eCh0raix” by Anomail and is written in the Go programming language.  When it encrypts files, it chances the file extension to “.encrypt” via AES encryption. The fact …

Some Android Apps To Receive Your Data Without Permission

When it works, Android’s app permissions are awesome. They’re straightforward and easy to understand. When you install a new app on your phone, you’ll get a popup box that gives you a summary of what permissions the app says it needs. Then, you have the option to either accept or deny it that permission. Sometimes, the app winds up working …